Sunday, July 29, 2012

Seeing Yourself In Print

Last evening, while it was still 100 plus here, Karl went for his walk that he does every day. Around nine last night he got back bringing home from a nearby Tom Thumb grocery store two copies of the Senior News newspaper. He was thrilled to show me that the July edition of the Collin/Denton counties version of the paper has my book review column prominently displayed on the top left of page two.

I have been doing the unpaid column for a lot of years now. Far more than I care to admit. Plenty of folks say print is dead or dying and e-everything is the way to go. They can make their case, but there is something very special about seeing your efforts in print. To be  able to open up something, in this case a newspaper, and feel the paper and to smell that scent while seeing yourself in print.

Nothing quite like it.

(Picture supplied by Karl's phone using technology I do not understand nor can I operate. He also has better looking thumbs than I do.)


Earl Staggs said...

You're so right about that, Kevin. That's one of the reasons most of us write. Getting paid would be nice, too.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

That it would, Earl.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Yes, it's always a bit of a rush to see one's work in print. Way to go!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thanks, Terry. There is fluctuation in the various editions across Texas which means the local person can delete my column in favor of something else. Rather frustrating. Especially when the editions that cover this particular area decide not to run my stuff.

This time at least one did so taht is good.